The Town of Matthews presents an excellent opportunity for someone who loves local government and wants to lead in a town where residents and businesses appreciate their local government and its employees and want to see it continue to be an exceptional place to live and thrive. The Assistant Town Manager reports to and serves alongside the Town Manager. The Assistant Town Manager helps to oversee day-to-day operations, management of departments, and assists with the agenda and policy recommendations for consideration by the Board of Commissioners. In the absence of the Town Manager, the Assistant Town Manager will act and operate as the Town Manager.
The Assistant Town Manager provides technical guidance to the Town Manager, the Board of Commissioners, and department heads on policy and operational issues. The position assists the Town Manager in developing agenda items, background materials, and presentations for the governing body. The position also provides direction, leadership, supervision, and guidance to the department heads and assigned staff to establish the vision and direction to be consistent with the Town’s goals and policies. This position is also responsible for organizational development, policies, research efforts, special projects, intergovernmental relations, and other administrative activities in cooperation with the Town Manager, the Board, and the department heads.
Specific duties include developing policies and programs, researching data and trends, analyzing issues, and engaging in collaborative problem solving, representing the Town with other community stakeholders and governmental jurisdictions. Other duties include support to management in the research and budgetary tasks, and use of sound judgment in problem-solving and maintaining confidentiality.
The job is performed under administrative supervision of the Town Manager and is evaluated through periodic conferences, observation of results achieved, and annual reviews.
Compensation and Benefits
The expected hiring range for this position is $110,000 – $130,000 depending on qualifications, with an additional 5% pay increase provided after successful completion of a six-month New Hire Evaluation Period. The Town also offers an excellent benefits package, including medical insurance through the State Health Plan and vision insurance, both at a low cost to the employee. The Town participates in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System (NCLGERS) and also contribute 5% (no match required) for all employees in a 401K account with Empower (formerly Prudential). We offer 11 paid holidays (one is a floating holiday), along with sick and vacation leave. Dental reimbursement (including family coverage), life insurance and short-term disability coverage are provided at no cost to the employee.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at raftelis.hire.trakstar.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. First review of applications will begin July 11, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.
The Town of Matthews is an equal opportunity employer.
Minimum requirements are a bachelor's degree and at least five years' supervisory experience in a local government, including executive level management (manager/administrator, assistant manager/administrator, or department director). Effective and efficient communication skills and demonstrated expertise with community engagement, budget/financial management, personnel management, and working effectively with elected officials are required.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public administration, business or related area and considerable experience in public sector management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and North Carolina local government experience are also preferred.